Security and trust issues in Fog computing: A survey

Pei Yun Zhang, Meng Chu Zhou, Giancarlo Fortino

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Fog computing uses one or more collaborative end users or near-user edge devices to perform storage, communication, control, configuration, measurement and management functions. It can well solve latency and bandwidth limitation problems encountered by using cloud computing. First, this work discusses and analyzes the architectures of Fog computing, and indicates the related potential security and trust issues. Then, how such issues have been tackled in the existing literature is comprehensively reported. Finally, the open challenges, research trends and future topics of security and trust in Fog computing are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-27
Number of pages12
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
StatePublished - Nov 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


  • Cloud computing
  • Fog computing
  • Security
  • Trust


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